The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Charitable Initiative | 20 November – 18 December 2020

This December, Christie’s is pleased to collaborate with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) to present an online auction powered by CharityBuzz. An advocate for the AIDS crisis throughout the 1980s, Elizabeth Taylor began ETAF in 1991 to raise awareness and support for those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. From 20 November – 18 December, browse and bid on exceptional pieces whose proceeds will help to provide resources in stopping the spread of HIV and ending the AIDS crisis. Following the Live Auction on 1 December, the Silent Auction will be live for bidding online from 1–18 December powered by CharityBuzz. Highlights of further items to be sold to benefit ETAF include a JAR ring from the Magnificent Jewels sale on 8 December at Christie’s New York.

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The Silent Auction will be live for bidding 1–18 December.

About The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Working tirelessly on the AIDS crisis through the 1980s, Elizabeth Taylor established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to reach her vision of an AIDS-free world. ETAF works to provide the direct care needed for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Emphasizing Elizabeth’s commitment to marginalized communities, ETAF’s work ensures that HIV prevention education and access to treatment is available through domestic and international initiatives. ETAF’s initiative HIV Is Not A Crime advocates for the modernization of criminal laws and penalties affecting people living with HIV. We now have the necessary tools to stop the spread of HIV and end the AIDS crisis with sufficient resources.

WATCH: Elizabeth Taylor testify to Congress

Elizabeth Taylor testifying before Congress

The Elizabeth Taylor Ball To End AIDS: Virtual

The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS: Virtual will take place on World AIDS Day: 1 December 2020. The one-hour broadcast, with optional celebrity-hosted Pre-Show, will include messages from friends of Elizabeth and her namesake foundation, performances and a live auction by Christie’s. Please join us and engage with this truly unique experience — the best way to spend World AIDS Day.

We'd love for you to join us

Tuesday, 1 December 2020
VIP Pre-show: 5:30 PM PDT
Broadcast: 6:00 PM PDT

For more information about purchasing a seat or table at the event, please contact the foundation at

A note from Elizabeth Taylor

‘“You cannot have passion of any kind unless you have compassion.”’

Elizabeth Taylor

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The single-cut diamond and platinum ring to be set on one-side with the initial of the successful bidder's choosing. The ring will also be sized according to the successful bidder's instructions.

Proceeds from this unique lot are designated for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) coinciding with the foundation’s inaugural virtual fundraising gala taking place on 1 December 2020.

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More about Charity Auctions at Christie’s

Christie’s is proud to support philanthropic initiatives through our networks, whether by facilitating the sale of artwork to benefit important causes; offering, when we can, our salerooms as a venue for fundraising events; or providing expert charity auctioneers.